Mehdi Sanaei, a member of the Iranian Majlis’ National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and the Chairman of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group said in an interview with Iran’sView: “Russia has employed a more clear and determined foreign policy in the Middle East due to several reasons including the reelection of president Putin, also the enduring American intervention in different countries especially in the Middle East and because of the Libyan scenario.”
The statement of Kadkhodaei could be a warning for the 78 year old two-term former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani whom his old age has been the target of criticism by his rivals and authorities.
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September 2010, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the first steps of a subsidy targeting plan through the state TV, he never have guessed that in less than 2 years, he would be inundated with censure.
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This year at the UN General Assembly Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Iran with a military attack to prevent Iran from becoming what he calls a nuclear state. This is nothing new to Iran. 34 years after Iran’s revolution the country is constantly facing threats and the recently hyped nuclear issue is just such a pretext. Because even when Iran’s nuclear program was halted, threats kept on coming as we saw in the Iran-Iraq war which lasted 8 years.
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